BC: Made with love by Mommy and Daddy
FC: Madison Mae Martindale
1: A baby is something you carry inside | you for nine months, in your arms | for three years and in your heart till | the day you die." ~ Mary Mason
2: Our Family | Back Row: Ken, Aunt Bonnie, Uncle Bob, Dakota, Uncle Paul, Aunt Georgia, Grandma Peggy, Chad, Paul Jr. Front Row.: Aunt Allison, Cassidy, Mommy, Daddy, Aunt Annie, Uncle Don | Grandpa Steve, Vicki | Aunt Sandy, Grandpa Ed, Grandma Namsun, Eaven, Aunt Nami
3: All About Mommy.... Full given name: Stacy Raelynn Roberts Birth date: September 25, 1982 Where she was born: Gainesville, Tx Eye color: Hazel Hair color :brown Age when she met daddy: 21 Treasured childhood memories: I loved creating a house for my Barbie’s using string and containers from the kitchen. I also liked playing store and taking out everything from the kitchen. What she wanted to be when she grew up: a teacher Favorite things to do: Watch movies, dancing, and going to new places. | All About Daddy..... Full given name: Andy Ho Martindale Birth date: January 2, 1979 Where he was born: Garden City, KS Eye color: brown Hair color: brown, little red Age when he met mommy: 25 Treasured childhood memories: Throwing a jumping jack in a bag of Aunt Sandy's fireworks and watching the house catch on fire. What he wanted to be when he grew up: He just wanted to grow up. Favorite things to do: Likes fishing, taking things apart and putting things back together, and working on cars.
4: 17 weeks face and foot
5: A baby is a gift of love; Sent to us from heaven above. Tiny fingers, tiny toes; watch as they so quickly grow! | First heard your heartbeat: Oct 11, 2011 Mommy and Daddy first felt you kick: about 19 weeks You were due on April 7, 2012
6: 14 weeks | 22 weeks | A thought before you were born... I remember being very anxious while pregnant. I couldn't wait to meet you and see how Makenzie would do with you. I kept thinking about how close you two might be. I loved feeling all your kicks it helped reassure me that you were healthy, and boy did you move around. Love, Mommy
7: 38 weeks The wait is almost over.!!! | Getting ready for baby.... Nickname before you were born: Your name came from Maddy which is what Daddy wanted to call you. Choosing your name: On our way home from the ultrasound when we found out you were a girl Daddy said, "How about Maddy?" I said, "No thats a nickname we can do Madison. We came up with a few other names but liked Madison the most. Your middle name took longer. Daddy looked at Korean names and we liked Mae. Color and theme of your room: Color brown and pink, with monkeys and flowers. You used Makenzie's bumper pads, and had a purple monkey blanket. Thoughts and stories about getting ready: We were getting ready to move to Spain in Dec. 2012 and still remodeling. So Makenzie was still in the crib and you were getting the pack in play in our room.
8: April 8, 2012 3 : 40 p.m. 19 in. 7lbs. 15 oz. | Thoughts on the day of your birth ... I remember how I was so relieved you were here and healthy, the cord was around your neck so I had been worried for weeks. You were so beautiful and quiet, the first 24 hours, and then you found your lungs and didn't let me get much sleep. I couldn't wait to get you home. After getting you home I realized we hadn't taken any pics of you with me or daddy at the hospital and I was so bummed.
9: The Story of your... | All about baby... Where you were born: St. Johns Hospital in Oxnard, Ca How long labor lasted: Mommy started feeling slight contractions around 6am Easter morning and by 9:30 am my contractions were every 5 min. So we left Makenzie with Aunt Sandy & Grandma Namsun went to the hospital. I got an epidural at 12ish and you were born at 3:40pm. The epidural took forever to wear off so daddy changed your first poppy diaper. Eye color: Blue Hair color: dark brown Doctors name: your doctor was Dr. Shah, mommies doctor Dr. Hanna he didn’t deliver you.
10: My Precious Princess visiting with Grandma Peggy, Grandma Namsun, and Aunt Sandy.
13: Ten little fingers & ten tiny toes... | First Weeks
14: Bringing you home oh baby of ours we welcome you home. A precious new life to call our own. | 2 weeks old WOW!! | At the Hospital How we welcomed you into the world: As soon as you were born we called everyone and Grandma Peggy brought Makenzie, Aunt Sandy and Grandma Namsum to visit you. First People to hold you: Grandma Peggy, Aunt Sandy, Grandma Namsun, Samantha, Kim, and Leilani Some of their comments: How much you looked like daddy, and how sweet and precious you were. Cute things you did: You liked to be held a lot. Held your head up really well, very alert looking around. Couldn't believe you didn't fuss at all during your first bath given by the nurse and barely cried with your first shot. I think you were still out of it because of the epidural.
15: First Weeks | First Day Home... We brought you home on April 10th in the afternoon. It was a nice day. Couldn't wait to get our life going with you. Home is where the heart is 46 Carriage Sq. Oxnard, Ca. Who came to visit: Not many visitors except Grandma Peggy who stopped by here and there and Grandma Namsun and Aunt Sandy who were staying with us for the week. Your temperament: You were fussy and like to sleep during the day and not at night. You liked to be held. How much you slept: You would sleep a couple hours at a time. The first 2 weeks you let me have about 2 hours a night of sleep, sometimes it was more. Soon after that you started sleeping anywhere between 4-6 hours at night and still napping during the day. How much you ate: You did really well at nursing you nursed every hour to 2 hours unless you were doing a long sleep stretch.
16: Thoughts on the first few weeks of your life.... The first few weeks were really hard getting used to a house with two little ones. Once you started sleeping during the night and I got the hang of things life started getting back to normal. I loved watching you smile and make your cute little noises. You loved watching your sister she would make you smile the most. I could tell that you were very observant and were watching everything we did. I wondered how quickly you would pick things up. You also would try to crawl your legs would get you moving but you didn't know how to get the arms going. It was amazing watching you grow everyday. | One Month
17: Favorite cuddle object: didn't really have one you liked your blankets. Favorite time to eat: You would eat every 3 hours or so in the morning take long naps, but the evening you wanted to eat constantly and then you would be out for the night. Favorite time to sleep: You took many naps I let you stay on your own schedule whenever you wanted to sleep you slept. You would sleep about 5 hours at night. Favorite person to hold you: It was funny you would stop crying when daddy would hold you but you kept your eyes glued to me. Like you were saying mommy I want you now! Loved it!!! Favorite way to be held: You liked to see what was going on and wanted to be moving or standing up.
18: Your first real outing was to the Strawberry Festival May 19, 2012 | Leilani
19: 2 Months
20: She will fill our lives with sunshine.... And our hearts with love.
21: First time to the beach June 30,2012 With Leilani & Angela | 2
22: Your favorite things Were Mommy, Mommy and oh yeah Mommy. | 3 Months
24: Sweet Dreams
25: 4 months
26: 4 4 | 4 months
27: The Santa Barbara Zoo w/ Samantha & Brittany Aug 2012
28: Sisterly Love 4 months
29: 5 months
31: September 2012 5 months old
32: At the end of the month Daddy had to leave for Spain. He went to find a house while we stayed in California to finish the remodels with the house and spend the holidays with our family and friends. Sep 2012 | 5 Months
33: 5 Months Old
35: Silly Faces | 6 months old
39: Oh how you grow! An ounce then a pound you're growing so fast. Oh how I wish for your baby days to last. The first six months go so fast.... | Disneyland Halloween Party Oct 2012
40: 7 Months
42: A day in the sun at Underwood Farm with Grandpa! Nov. 2012 | 7 M O N T H S
43: 8 | Months
44: Makenzie's 3rd Birthday and Our Going Away Party | Aunt Kathy | Steve | Miguel and Rose | Aunt Kathy, Valerie, Callie and Blake | Samantha, Brittany, and Leilani | Juan and Lala
45: Aunt Kathy, Valerie, Callie, and Blake | Aunt Georgia and Uncle Paul | Melissa | Avery | Grandma Susi | 8 M O N T H S
46: Disneyland Christmas Eve 2012
47: Moving to Spain
48: First Christmas in Spain
49: Since we arrived in Spain on December 27, 2012 we celebrated Christmas on January 1, 2013.
50: 9 Months | First taste of ice cream
51: 10 | Mastering stairs
52: Cadiz, Spain Carnival Feb. 2013 | Amelia
53: 11 months
54: March 30, 2013 First Easter and egg hunt.
55: It's Party Time! | Happy Birthday to our sweet little girl! We love you so much, can't believe you are 1! | Your first birthday was small and quiet just the 4 of us. Grandma Peggy helped sing Happy Birthday through skype, and you opened your gifts. Some of your gifts were: clothes, big Mickey Mouse and alphabet floor puzzle mat. | Mommy made your cake